Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cody McCormick
Cody McCormick was born April 18, 1983 in London, Ontario. The fifth choice, 144th overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, McCormick is a graduate of the OHLs Belleville Bulls.

After three seasons in Belleville, McCormick had a breakout year in 2002-03, tallying 69 points (36-33-69) in 61 games and was selected an OHL First Team All-Star. A tenacious worker, the London, Ontario native was voted as the Best Checker and Best Body Checker in the OHL in 2002-03.

Coming off a career year with Belleville, McCormick made his NHL debut with the Avalanche in 2003-04 and went on to split the season between the Avs and their AHL affiliate in Hershey. After spending another year with the Hersey Bears due to the NHL lockout, McCormick spent most of his time with the Avalanche and helped the club reach the NHL playoffs. He struggled to stay in the line-up during the 2006-07 season, and a series of injuries limited him to 40 games with the Avs the following season.

Following the 2008-09 season with Colorado in which Cody would appear in 55 games, McCormick would sign a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres.

McCormick would appear in 81 games for the Sabres during the 2011 season. His 142 penalty minutes were the most on the club and his 16 fighting majors were ninth most in the NHL.

At the 2015 trade deadline, McCormick was traded, along with Matt Moulson, to the Minnesota Wild for Torrey Mitchell and two second round draft picks. McCormick finished the season with Minnesota before he returned to Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent where he signed a three year contract.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Elgin-Middlesex Minor-ON 58 22 40 62 81
1999-00 Belleville Bulls OHL 45 3 4 7 42 -1 9 1 0 1 10
2000-01 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 7 16 23 135 -6 10 1 1 2 23
2001-02 Belleville Bulls OHL 63 10 17 27 118 +12 11 2 4 6 24
2002-03 Belleville Bulls OHL 61 36 33 69 166 +22 7 4 7 11 11
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 44 2 3 5 73 -4
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 32 3 6 9 60 -9
2004-05 Hershey Bears AHL 40 5 6 11 68 -8
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 45 4 4 8 29 +1
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 13 1 6 7 34 -2
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 1 1 6 +1
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 42 8 8 16 64 -5 5 1 0 1 4
2007-08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 40 2 2 4 50 +5 4 0 1 1 7
2007-08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 13 2 4 6 16 -2
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 55 1 11 12 92 -5
2009-10 Portland Pirates AHL 66 17 12 29 168 -2 3 0 0 0 9
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 2 2 14
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 8 12 20 142 +2 7 1 0 1 2
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 1 3 4 56 -7
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 0 0 0 10 -2
2012-13 Rochester Americans AHL 25 6 5 11 42 -8 3 1 0 1 26
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 29 1 4 5 45 -8
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 1 1 2 7 +2 13 1 0 1 14
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 33 1 3 4 40 -9
NHL Totals 405 21 44 65 550 27 2 3 5 37


OHL First All-Star Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring upper-body and head injuries. Traded to Minnesota by Buffalo with Matt Moulson for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Washington - Washington selected Vitek Vanecek) in 2014 NHL Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round pick (later traded to Montreal, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Chad Krys) in 2016 NHL Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2014. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to blood clot in leg, January 11, 2015.
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